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DiDi’s Sydney expansion is about to make things tougher for ridesharing rivals Uber and Ola

- February 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

  First mover Uber has managed to capture 90% of Australia’s ridesharing market, a Roy Morgan study has revealed, but competition is expected to heat up as Chinese rival DiDi enters the Sydney market next month. When Uber first arrived in 2013, the service was illegal, but managed to establish its dominance before ridesharing was… Read more »

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Indian rideshare company Ola appoints former eBay boss Simon Smith as Australian managing director

- July 4, 2018 2 MIN READ

India-founded rideshare company Ola has appointed former eBay Australia boss Simon Smith as its managing director in Australia. Smith, whose previous roles also include time as a non-executive director of Sportsbet, CEO of local social networking platform Nabo, and as a consultant at McKinsey, will be tasked with developing the company’s presence in Australia –… Read more »